La Salle College High School will join Lasallians around the world to celebrate the life of The Founder St. John Baptist de La Salle and the 300th anniversary his entry into eternal life on Friday, November 8th.
Facilitating this Association Celebration of the District of Eastern North America (DENA) will be Superior General, Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, leader of The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, which sponsors ministries and other educational programs in over 80 countries worldwide, including DENA.
A former faculty member a La Salle College High School, Br. Robert will bring his global perspective and experiences to his headlining presentation, which will be broadcast from La Salle University, his alma mater, in his home town of Philadelphia. Br. Robert will call on all Lasallians to reflect on their vocation as educators as part of this Jubilee Year, so designated by Pope Francis and the Catholic Church.
Br. Robert wrote that the goal of this year is to “manifest our global unity, to strengthen us to work for the betterment of humankind, to deepen our motivations as Lasallians, and to intensify our service to the poor and vulnerable.”
Locally, Lasallians will reflect on the Superior General’s message, and the example of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Named the Patron Saint of Teachers, De La Salle went beyond the figurative and literal borders to educate poor boys of France, who “were far from God’s salvation.”
De La Salle would hand on the mission to his first Christian Brothers upon his passing into eternal life 300 years ago. As part of this Association Celebration, Christian Brothers and Lasallian Partners will share their experiences as educators with one another, and begin planning how best to go beyond today’s figurative and literal borders to serve poor and marginalized young people just as De La Salle did.
La Salle College High School will be sending a delegation to La Salle University and the student body will gather in the Glaser Center to watch the live stream of Brother Robert's Speech to the Lasallian World.
For more information, visit - https://www.fscdena.org/10years/.
The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, inspired by the life and vision of John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers, is an international Roman Catholic order of lay Religious Brothers. Together, and by association with their Partners-in-Mission, the Institute strives to provide "a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor.” The Institute sponsors schools and other educational ministries in over 80 countries worldwide, including the ministries of the District of Eastern North America (DENA).
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